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Crypt of the NecroDancer Coming to PS4, PS Vita

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Do you love roguelikes? Rhythm-based combat? Challenging but fair gameplay? If you said “yes” to any of those questions then this is the announcement for you!

Crypt of the NecroDancer, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed roguelike rhythm game, will be launching exclusively on PS4 and PS Vita! Now you can move to the music and deliver beatdowns on the big screen with your PS4, or on the go with your PS Vita.

Crypt of the NecroDancer’s unique gameplay and captivating soundtrack have been a hit on PC, and we are extremely excited to make our console debut exclusively on the home of innovative rhythm and music games, PlayStation.

Help our hero Cadence battle her way through the NecroDancer’s dungeon in search of her missing father. On her way she faces methodical monsters all moving to the same beat she’s been cursed to follow. Randomly generated levels offer exciting new gameplay experiences every time! You can also play as other members of Cadence’s family, each with a distinctive play style.

Crypt of the NecroDancer’s award winning soundtrack is composed by Danny Baranowsky, but the PS4 and PS Vita versions will also feature an exclusive, playable chiptune remix of the game’s soundtrack, created by Jake “Virt” Kaufman, the composer for Shovel Knight!

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We’d love to hear what you think and answer any questions you have. Hit us up in the comments below!

-Heather Wilson & Ryan Clark

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Samuel_Gaming said:

July 10th, 12:07 am

When can we get our hands on it?

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:13 pm

    We don’t have a release date yet, but we’ll let you all know as soon as we do! :)


July 10th, 12:10 am

Same release for vita or Vita delayed release?

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:14 pm

    Should be a concurrent release.


July 10th, 12:19 am

OMG this is a PERFECT Vita game. This is definitely going to be one of my go to Vita games. Already sunk nine hours into it, but gonna wait for the Vita version to play more. Thanks!

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:15 pm

    Thanks! We’re so excited to be on the Vita!

    amak111 said:

    July 10th, 2:47 am

    9 hours? Weak 128 hours is where its at

Polyhertz said:

July 10th, 12:20 am

Any chance for a PS4 retail release like Shovel Knight is getting?


July 10th, 12:24 am

Is this getting retail release? If not I’ll stick with PC.

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:15 pm

    These releases will be download only.

    Mjolnirs said:

    July 10th, 6:13 am

    That’s an incredibly rude thing to say.

softcorps said:

July 10th, 12:26 am

This is a great match for consoles. I only wish it had come out sooner so I didn’t have to pay for it twice. I like it on PC, but it’d be fantastic for the Vita. Probably going to need some good earphones to play it well though…

centipedia said:

July 10th, 12:34 am

I have been waiting to play this on my Vita, I know I am right

TJF588 said:

July 10th, 12:49 am

Before, Shovel Knight. Now, NecroDancer. Games I passed up on PC, but which I’m willing to Cross-Buy on PlayStation. Let’s DO!

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:16 pm

    :D We’re glad you’re in TJF588!

    TJF588 said:

    July 10th, 12:50 am

    (And count me among the Vita crew. So good to have a PlayStation in my hands.)

Freakix said:

July 10th, 12:51 am

Any info about Dance Pad Support on PS4/Vita?

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:16 pm

    No info yet. I’ll let you know when there is.

    BlueBl1zzard said:

    July 10th, 3:02 pm

    I totally didn’t realize you were being serious with your question lol. If this game has dance pad support that’d be pretty awesome (although I’m not sure how it’ll work on Vita).

RotateMe said:

July 10th, 1:59 am

Why do I get to a Yahoo login page when I try to enlarge the pictures!? It’s 2015 guys, host your own goddamn images…

Lodi16B said:

July 10th, 2:11 am

Looks like fun Heather. Would like a release window if you could supply one.

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:17 pm

    No release date yet, but we’ll announce as soon as we have one.

Skater_Ricky said:

July 10th, 4:03 am

2016 or 2015 release window?

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:17 pm

    I think it will be sooner rather than later Skater_Ricky, but again we don’t have a date yet.

RoD_GX said:

July 10th, 4:03 am

Real question is, when are we getting a retail release?
I think I’m done….Sorry, I think WE ARE DONE feeding sony and their greedy attitude. Simply put, they don’t bother dropping the price of the vita tv, but when it comes to the PS Vita’s memory card, it’s an absurd! NOT giving them my money and enough is enough. I don’t care how good your game is as long as it’s available as a cartridge, then we’re talking.

    Mjolnirs said:

    July 10th, 6:21 am

    Where is this entitlement coming from? Here we have an independent developer receiving the opportunity to bring their game to another audience and you’re not happy with that. You’re demanding it on a silver platter. What is wrong with you? What makes you think every dev out there has the bankroll to pull off a retail release?

    This is ridiculous. Be happy that the game is going to be available on another system. And it’s just fifteen dollars. Cripes.

    BlueBl1zzard said:

    July 10th, 9:58 am

    Umm….I don’t know if the Vita tv got a permanent price drop, but it’s on sale at Gamestop for $39.99 and amazon for $45.99.

PSIII_70R4N said:

July 10th, 4:41 am

I`m on board with everything that reminds me of the good old Commodore 64 (Even though i think Rhythm-Based titles are boring.). :)

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:18 pm

    Don’t worry I think the challenge of NecroDancer will overcome your boredom with rhythm games. :D

Seluhir said:

July 10th, 5:05 am

So glad to see this. I’ve been wanting to give it a try for a while, but I don’t use steam. Glad to see it made available on Vita, which I think is a natural fit for this.

todd567 said:

July 10th, 5:47 am

everytime i add a game to my steam wishlist ps4 gets the game

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:19 pm

    Thanks for that todd567. ;D

    Mecha_Sonic_75 said:

    July 10th, 10:33 am

    How long until Freedom Planet gets ported over? Or Magicians and Looters? Or Valdis Story? 100% Orange Juice is a must, though. Same with Plague Inc: Evolved, Lethal League, Pier Solar, Telltale’s Back to the Future game, Wings of Vi and all of Carpe Fulgur’s published games.

    All of the above need to be Cross-Buy titles for PS4 and Vita.

FrankDaPronStar said:

July 10th, 5:56 am

Awesome. I watched my friend play on PC and it looks like something I will enjoy. Can we expect similar pricing to the PC version?

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:19 pm

    No info on pricing yet, but my guess is it will be close.

LonestarF1 said:

July 10th, 6:01 am

Hell yeah, I’m looking forward to getting this all over again. Everyone should be playing this game. xxxBEAT

FifthDream said:

July 10th, 6:06 am

Awesome! I was hoping this would happen. I love this game SO much. The soundtrack is awesome. I listen to it ll the time. And a chiptune remix? Niiiice!

I know it’s a long shot, but any chance there will be the option to use our own music in this version?

Regardless, i’m looking forward to playing this on PS4, and streaming it some more. So happy about this news.

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 12:20 pm

    We won’t be able to include the use your own music option as there are licensing issues to overcome.

    AgentPicka said:

    July 13th, 8:48 am

    do you know if Familyjules7x’s soundtrack version would be available at some point

paulogy said:

July 10th, 6:43 am

Awesome! This game seems like a perfect fit for Vita, so I’m really glad it’s coming :-)

TheOathsworn said:

July 10th, 9:16 am

Watched a quick gameplay video and this is definitely something I would enjoy playing.
We’re also getting a remixed soundtrack by Shovel Knight’s composer!?
Consider my interest piqued, would definitely like to see more regarding this in the future.

Nonslaught7 said:

July 10th, 9:44 am

YESSSS!!! I saw this game at PAX East last year, and couldn’t wait for it to be announced for PS4! So excited, thanks guys for bringing it to us!

Blood_Emblem said:

July 10th, 9:48 am

Its great to see the game coming to more platforms!

I’m wondering if A_Rival and FamilyJules7x soundtracks are coming to the PS4/Vita versions? I love Danny B’s tracks and I’m sure Virt’s tracks will be excellent too, but I liked playing with A_Rival and FamilyJules7x tracks on PC.

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 3:53 pm

    Yup! As far as I know we are porting over all the PC soundtracks .

BlueBl1zzard said:

July 10th, 9:50 am

Rhythm-based combat? Challenging but fair gameplay? Check and check. Sign me up please!!

AlmightyMax said:

July 10th, 10:34 am

Damn son, I was playing this yesterday and thinking about how great it would be on Vita.

I’m definitely OK with double-dipping for this one!

death_nation100 said:

July 10th, 10:41 am

Why is Candence wearing the same outfit just like the guy from Dragon’s Lair?

Js2Kings said:

July 10th, 10:58 am

Will the Vita version (maybe the ps4 version too) support importing your own music like the PC version?

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 2:20 pm

    We won’t be able to port that feature, as it involves a significant amount of licensing.

plaztiksyke said:

July 10th, 11:09 am

Saw this at PAX a few years ago and it is just delightful. The dancepad will be missed, but I’m curious if the motion controls in the DualShock4 (or the Move!) could be used to the same effect? Will the Vita version use rear touch?

Also curious if we can use custom music like in the PC version, even if it means game streaming gets disabled due to weird rights issues.

Looking forward to hearing the great soundtrack on PS4 with HD audio assets.

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 2:22 pm

    I can’t comment on features (a lot of them are still in development), but I can say we won’t be able to bring over the use your own music feature.

OneManArmyAndres said:

July 10th, 11:50 am

do you guys have a release window or have you just started the port?
ps: I am so exited for this, but i hope i comes soon.
I am still waiting for vvvvvv on the ps vita.

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    Heather Wilson said:

    July 10th, 2:23 pm

    Glad you are excited!

    We have just started working on the port, so no release date yet.

Gamerknight-XV said:

July 10th, 11:52 am

I wonder if PS4 or Ps vita can let player to mod their favorite character and map or weapon to play it. Like on PC game version. Letting player to create your character or your own favorite character and post to share or something like that? Plus it would be cool to purchase some cloth and gears or weapon. you can change color of clothing and weapon. what buying diamond online for $0.99 for 10 diamond? $23.99 for 400 Diamond?

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MisterJumpMan said:

July 10th, 1:17 pm

Sweet I held off on Steam because of I was hoping this would come to console! Very excited :)

gearskyer said:

July 10th, 1:41 pm

I love this game so much, I got the early access on Steam and im just gonna get it on my vita
Just take all my money, dude

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Heather Wilson said:

July 10th, 2:23 pm

Haha anytime. ;)

MyrequeArk said:

July 10th, 2:24 pm

Oh man, I loved the PC release. Getting trophies on this is gonna be pretty challenging and fun. Can’t wait for it :D

Kid_Loser said:

July 10th, 2:40 pm

Been wanting to play this desperately but wanted to wait for a PS release. Thank you for delivering. I think it’ll be a great game on Vita so I’ll be playing on that religiously. I remember seeing on your website you wanted to wait to finish the game before coming to consoles, glad PS is your first choice.

spacemonkeyham said:

July 10th, 2:46 pm

Excellent. Will play.

mudjoe2 said:

July 10th, 5:34 pm

tfw you got 1k hours in this game and are gonna buy it on your vita anyway

GeeLW said:

July 11th, 8:57 am

While I’m not a big fan of rhythm games (no rhythm to speak of here), I do loooooove roguelikes to death (pun intended). Still, this does look as if it’ll convince me to hop in and enjoy it, I must say. Well, it’ll get reviewed on my site at some point.

fabmorais_2011 said:

July 11th, 10:34 am

Europe as well?? PLEASE SAY YES!

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